25 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD CARTEL CLOCK
BY PETER AMYOT OF NORWICH, CIRCA 1770
The circular 13 in. diameter silvered and engraved dial, set within a pierced elongated scrolling foliage framework and surmounted by a cresting of a basket of flowers, with Roman and Arabic chapter ring, signed in the centre Peter Amyot/NORWICH, with later mock pendulum aperture, the hands now black painted, the eight-day movement secured in place with an iron crossbar, with A-form plates joined by five pillars, single line and fusee, now with anchor escapement; pendulum, the case regilt
42 in. (107 cm.) high, 30 in. (76 cm.) wide
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Peter Amyot is recorded living in White Lion Lane, Norwich in 1767 and subsequently at other addresses in the town. He died in 1799.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 July 1995, lot 18.
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